AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The Americus Garden Inn Bed-and-Breakfast was awarded the 2019 Travelers Choice Award, rating it as one of the top 25 B&B’s in the nation.
Some said this was a victory for the entire city as well as an award for the Americus Garden Inn.
The Americus Garden Inn Bed-and-Breakfast has been a place of solitude for weary travelers for over 20 years.
Now, with the 2019 Traveler’s Choice Award among the inn’s many accolades, many think the B&B could help make Americus a destination spot.
With the inn being named as one of the top 25 best B&B’s in the nation, many city leaders hope this shows just what Americus has to offer.
“I think that’s what sets up apart from other communities like us," said Americus Mayor Barry Blount. "I think we’re on the right track. We’re doing it the right way. We’re just making ourselves the vocal point of businesses to come to Americus and tourist to come to Americus.”
The last few years have been good to the city, with 80 to 90 new businesses coming into the area, showing how much Americus is flourishing.
“Well, we’re trying to create a destination where people want to come and visit, spend the time. Become a travel destination,” said Blount.
Blount hopes that they can fill every vacant lot and building so that everyone can be a part of the Americus way.
“We just have a lot of attractions in this area that we think people would like to come and visit and make this a vacation destination,” said Blount.